Alternator Repair in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault.

A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.


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Top garages for Alternator Repair in St Ives, Cambridgeshire (8 found)
Quattro-Tech
8 Jobs Completed
St. Ives
4.5 / 5

Quattro-Tech, located in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, is an independent Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda repair specialists with a dedicated team having more than 40 years c

One Stop Motorist Centre & Body Shop
Member since 17 October 2021
St Ives

"One Stop was founded in 1994 with the aim to promote customer confidence and relations through a high quality professional service. We at One Stop pride ourselves on b

BOB EMPSON & SONS
Member since 17 October 2021
Cambs

"We are a family run business, celebrating 50 years this year we undertake all mechanical repairs, mot and bodywork "

M A Autos Wyton
Member since 17 October 2021
Wyton on the Hill, Huntingdon

"At M A Autos, we offer a wide range of expert car servicing and repairs.Although established in 2002, we have over 25 years of experience in the business.Our team is mad

Anderson Bodyshop
Member since 17 October 2021
Colne

"Anderson bodyshop is a car body repair specialist with state-of-the-art facilities to repair all makes and models of cars. Whether your vehicle has been involved in a cr

Binnie and Juggins
Member since 17 October 2021
Needingworth, St Ives

"Binnie and Juggins has been an established local business in the St Ives, Cambridgeshire area since 1976. We offer a friendly and efficent service both in your new purch

Vindis Van Centre St. Ives
Member since 17 October 2021
St Ives

"Vindis Van Centre St. Ives, part of the Vindis Group, provides full aftersales services in our expansive workshop at our retailer on Low Road, St. Ives. Services include

ATS Euromaster Huntingdon
Member since 17 October 2021
Huntingdon

Here at ATS Euromaster in Huntingdon you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock w

Alternator Repair in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Frequently asked questions
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What is a car alternator?

The car's alternator performs a simple but vital job: to keep your car's battery charged. The battery is responsible for starting the car, spark plugs, lights, electrics, and sometimes power steering - quite a job - so it's essential that it's topped up - and that's what the alternator does.

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What are common problems with an alternator?

The alternator acts like a small generator: the engine spins, and the alternator turns that spinning motion into electricity. The most common problems are worn brushes (the component that maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator) and a failing voltage regulator (which ensures that the charge is sent to the battery at the correct voltage.)

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What are the common symptoms of alternator problems?

Common signs of car alternator problems include the 'charge' or battery lights flashing on the dashboard, flickering or dimming headlights and interior lights and a growling or whining noise under the bonnet.

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What is the average alternator repair cost?

An alternator can be rebuilt as opposed to replaced, however in truth the difference in cost is often quite small. Either way the most common repair cost is around £150-200.

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How to test an alternator for problems

A simple way to test an alternator for problems is to do what's known as the headlight test. Park your car with the headlights on or run it in neutral, then rev the engine. If the headlights dim you could well have an alternator problem. A better test is to take your car to a garage, where a car alternator can be tested using a multimeter tool.

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What happens if my alternator breaks?

If your alternator fails, your car battery won't charge and, very soon, will have insufficient charge to start the car.

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Alternator Prices in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£343.68

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 19/07/2021 and 17/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator